Australia faces big challenges – persistent poverty, high-levels of inequality, a rapidly heating world, extreme weather events, and surging housing costs. Essential services such as aged care have been under-funded and neglected for decades.
We cannot afford a small or inactive government. We need a government that will raise the revenue needed to meet the big challenges and properly fund essential services and income supports rather than cutting them back.
That’s why we’re calling on all parties and candidates to commit to rescinding unaffordable tax cuts for people on higher incomes, reforming the tax system to raise more revenue fairly and efficiently, and shielding people with the least resources from any spending reductions.
Our key asks
- Guarantee essential services and safety nets for all that need them.
- Rescind the unfair and unaffordable ‘’Stage 3’’ tax cuts for people on higher incomes.
- Review the tax system to strengthen revenue and improve fairness with a focus on tax concessions that are economically and socially harmful and elimination of fossil fuel subsidies.
- Shield people with the least resources from any spending reductions.